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The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries

The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries

June 2, 2014

  The Cost of Air Conditioning in Developing Countries Many people complain about the cost of air conditioning in Australia but spare a thought for those in developing countries because air conditioning is a luxury that many locals could only hope to be able to afford. Read More

5 Things NOT to do with Your Air Conditioner

5 Things NOT to do with Your Air Conditioner

May 26, 2014

  Using an air conditioner can be a life saver, but the way you use your air conditioner can also determine how the system runs, how high your energy bill will be, and how much maintenance your AC system will need in the future. Of the more than 9 million air conditioning units in Australia, experts have recently said that many people are unnecessarily throwing money away by not using them properly. The H&H Air Conditioning team know air conditioners – and just as importantly, know what not to do when it comes to an using an air conditioning unit. That’s why we explain some bad practices to avoid when it comes to a household AC system in this post.  Read More

Can you install insulation for me?

Can you install insulation for me?

May 23, 2014

No we do not install insulation, but we can refer you to a number of reputable companies if you wish. Read More

Ideal Sleeping Temperature For Infants – Does My Nursery Need AC?

Ideal Sleeping Temperature For Infants – Does My Nursery Need AC?

May 22, 2014

Paediatricians consider the ideal sleeping temperature for newborn babies at around 18 degrees – cooler than many expect. Most doctors… Read More

To repair or replace your air conditioner – How to decide

To repair or replace your air conditioner – How to decide

April 30, 2014

  To repair or replace your air conditioner ? 5 Questions you need to ask... Like all our appliances, eventually the time will come when they’ve almost reached the end of their working life and it’s time to retire them to the scrapheap. Homeowners who are running an air conditioner of a previous decade may find it’s costing them more than necessary, even if it otherwise appears to be going strong. There can be many different circumstances when it makes more sense to repair than replace and vice versa and the H&H Brisbane Air Conditioning explain the things to assess to determine what the best course of action will be. Read More

Air Conditioning Options For New Homes

Air Conditioning Options For New Homes

April 23, 2014

  When building a new home, one of the biggest design considerations is the thermal efficiency of the structure. When planning a new home there are many things to consider however the heating, ventilation, cooling and air flow is all major factors that need to be considered. A smart home design and a quality air conditioning system will enhance the liveability of the home and building a new home is the perfect time to get this right from the very beginning. There are many ways to achieve natural heating and cooling of the home during the building stage. This can include the orientation of the floor plan on the block of land, and the design of the home to promote cross ventilation. Quality insulation, light roof colours and adding eaves and awnings near windows can also provide shading solution which will keep the home cooler during hot summers of Queensland. Read More

Noise Regulations for Air Conditioning in Brisbane

Noise Regulations for Air Conditioning in Brisbane

March 31, 2014

Did you know that air conditioners in Brisbane have strict regulations when it comes to their noise output? Many people aren’t aware of this and the buying the wrong air conditioner can mean the noise made from the outdoor compressor can impact neighbouring homes and lead to cranky complaints made. Brisbane City Council has implemented the Environmental Protection Act 1994 to address noise from air conditioners with penalties that can apply. But before its gets as serious as fines, there are lots of things that can be done address noise from air conditioning units, which we explain in this latest post along with the legal requirements for homeowners. Read More

The star ratings of air conditioners explained

The star ratings of air conditioners explained

February 24, 2014

  Star ratings have been developed in Australia to help consumers to understand the energy efficiency of a range of different appliances, including air conditioners. This makes it much easier for consumers to compare different models at a glance, and a get a picture of how much their air conditioner will cost to run. But it’s not as simple as just looking at the energy it takes to run alone, since smaller appliances will almost always use less energy than their bigger counterparts. There are many factors that determine the equation that go into calculating star ratings, including the capacity output which is measured in kW, and the comparative energy consumption (CEC) which is based on when the air conditioner is operating at full capacity. If you’re interested more in this, one of our H&H Air Conditioning technicians will be able to explain in greater detail. We’re not going to get too technical here, but we explain more about how star ratings determined below. Read More

Could Modern Society Survive Without Air Conditioning?

Could Modern Society Survive Without Air Conditioning?

February 24, 2014

  Many people often say that as a society we’re too reliant on air conditioning. These people are quick to mention how in times past they sweated through a hot summers and managed perfectly fine without the luxury of air conditioning. But just because they survived scorching summers, often the role of air conditioning is oversimplified and dismissed as just a luxury that we all rely on too much. Read More

How to extend the life of an air conditioner

How to extend the life of an air conditioner

January 28, 2014

Periodic maintenance is essential to extend the life of your AC system With summer in full swing and the recent heatwave hitting Brisbane, air conditioning is an essential cooling system every household and office needs.  Moreover, it’s essential that your air con is in tip top condition so you can have peace of mind that your air con won’t break down when you need it most.  Thankfully, there are some tips you can do to keep your air conditioning unit running properly and to extend its lifespan, giving you a unit that you’ll be able to rely on through the long hot Brisbane summer. Read More

5 things to look for when buying an air conditioner

5 things to look for when buying an air conditioner

January 28, 2014

Choose the features of your air conditioner wisely and you'll be wearing a smile like this lady There’s a lot more thought that should go into buying an air conditioner than simply the best price, although that is no doubt an important consideration. Neglect to assess these factors and you could find yourself with the wrong sized system which fails to cool your home properly, and one which can quickly become expensive leading to a case of buyer’s remorse. But there’s no need to feel stressed because the ducted and split system air conditioning experts at H&H Air Conditioning share 5 things you need to look for in a new air conditioning system. Read More

AirTouch Brochure

AirTouch Brochure

January 22, 2014

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How much does a split system air conditioner cost to run?

How much does a split system air conditioner cost to run?

December 19, 2013

  Cost To Run Air Conditioning It’s the million dollar question that everyone wants to know when buying a new air conditioner, especially in the face of rising energy bills. This seemingly simple question is a little bit more complex to answer however, since there are many different variables which determine your split system air conditioner running costs. The most influential factors are: •    Size (capacity) of the Unit in kW. •    If the unit is an inverter unit •    What temperature the unit is set to •    What energy tariff your air conditioner is connected to •    Length of time the system is operating for Read More

Choosing your air supply diffusers for Ducted Systems

Choosing your air supply diffusers for Ducted Systems

December 19, 2013

The vents, for ducted air conditioning or air supply diffusers as they are also known come in many designs and we explain the features here. Read More

Filters: The Lungs of Your Air Conditioning System

Filters: The Lungs of Your Air Conditioning System

November 27, 2013

  How to clean split system air conditioning filters When was the last time your inspected the health of your air conditioning system? We’re guessing it’s probably been a long time. Here at H&H Air Conditioning we know better than anyone that many people unfortunately neglect to inspect their filters, sacrificing the quality of their air, and adding to their running costs in the process. The good news is that inspecting and cleaning/replacing your filter in your air conditioning unit is not a difficult task, and the benefits of doing this every few months – especially in the lead up to the summer – will be numerous. These include extending the life of your system, improved air quality and increased efficiency. As the specialists in air conditioning servicing in Brisbane, H&H explain how to clean washable mesh filters for split system units in our latest article. Read More

11 Practical Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

11 Practical Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

November 21, 2013

And no unfortunately standing in the snow is not currently available in Brisbane We all know that air conditioning is one of the most – if not the most – effective way of staying cool and comfortable. But this summer weather experts are again forecasting a hotter than average summer so taking a holistic approach to staying cool will put you in good stead for the scorching months ahead in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Since we can’t always sit in air conditioned comfort, H&H Air Conditioning share easily achievable ways you can help to bring the temperature down in your home, and keep your sanity this scorcher of a season Read More

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Guide – Part 1

Air Conditioning Troubleshooting Guide – Part 1

October 31, 2013

Common Problems with your AC and the solutions Air conditioners are a complex piece of engineering, and this means that there can be many reasons when they may not operate as intended or worse – not at all. But before you call the air conditioning repair specialists in Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast at H&H Air Conditioning for a system that doesn’t seem to be operating at its peak, we’ve put together a few common problems and their solutions in part 1 of our handy guide. Read More

5 essential air conditioning efficiency tips

5 essential air conditioning efficiency tips

October 28, 2013

When it comes to the efficiency of your air conditioning system, how you buy, use, and operate it will have a big impact on your power bill Read More

Master Builders Housing & Constructions Awards

Master Builders Housing & Constructions Awards

October 22, 2013

  2013 House of the Year … Read More

Fujitsu New Lifestyle Range Split Systems

Fujitsu New Lifestyle Range Split Systems

October 22, 2013

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